The Russell Sage Foundation is soliciting applications for two summer training institutes, one focused on computational social science and the other on methods of social-science genomics. The institutes are open to graduate students, postdocs, and beginning faculty.
Russell Sage Foundation — Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (6/18 - 7/1/2017)
Application Deadline: February 19, 2017
The Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the first summer institute in Computational Social Science in June 2017 at Princeton University. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science—the use of digital-age data sources and methods to conduct social research. The intensive program will involve lectures, group problem sets, and student-led research projects – topics covered will include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, and ethics. There will also be outside speakers with relevant expertise from academia, industry, and government.
Detailed information about the summer institute and submitting an application can be found here: http://www.russellsage.org/summer-institute-computational-social-science. Questions should be directed to Matt Salganik and/or Chris Bail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russell Sage Foundation — Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics (June 11-23, 2017)
Application Deadline: February 13, 2017
The Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the second Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics in June 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences.
Detailed information about the summer institute and submitting an application can be found here: http://www.russellsage.org/summer-institute-social-science-genomics. Questions should be directed to Dan Benjamin at RSF.Genomics.School@gmail.com.